Only The Living Can Praise Jesus!!!!

the living praising godHe sat, cradling my head in His arm, rocking me to sleep as He always does, ever loving, ever soothing, calming me as I slipped off to sleep. And then, it happened again, I was in a familiar place, I know this place!

I saw her sleeping on her bed, a beautiful woman, sparingly clad, but for the warm blanket, all snuggled up and asleep. There was a man standing by, and another coming from an unknown distance coming forth, into the room where she lays. She arose in haste and panic, alas, he who is coming is in the image of her late Uncle. What woke her up? Did she smell him from a distance in her sleep? I wondered.

He came in and spoke with this man loitering within her room. What is happening she wondered? What has the dead got to do with the living? Was he coming for her? Who is this man standing within her reach? Why is he here? They knew each other, her late Uncle and this strange man in her room it seem and she was ignored in the chit chat.

She had sprang up in panic without a robe around her, then she realized she was barely covered, she turned to grab the blanket and saw, behold it was a dark coloured blanket. Why dark coloured she wondered? And why was she barely clad? I watched her with confusion written all over her face as she stood there, gazing at the two men as they seem to walk towards the door and …..

There again, the smell of lavender swirled around me, and I felt the strong and gentle arm of Him who loves me, holding my head like an egg. What love radiate from His being? My heart skipped like a lamb on a meadow. He loves me still, I know in my core. He woke me up again this morning and got me ready for yet another glorious day.

Jesus Christ my Lord, be magnified, be glorified. Wonderful are your works and this my heart knows in quiet adoration.

A Faux Test!!!!

I do not fit in your boxAs I lay me to sleep, my lover, my refuge and stronghold sat by me, singing lullaby and watch me rest my weary body as I lay in deep sleep. He took me to a place I have never been, yet seems so familiar. I sat by the door as I watch a being go into a house of those of its kind, they sat down and ate.

This being stood up to go, continuing on its journey and out of gratefulness to its Saviour profess its faith. What a mistake, I thought, for it has just unleashed that which it cannot defend itself against. Oh what a cruel moment, they seized it, and took it to the edge.

I sat with my back to the scene, feigning ignorance of what had just taken place and what is about to happen, thinking it will go away by itself, though I knew better. I heard it, glanced quickly and saw it, there it lays, shot, in its own blood, defenceless against cruelty. What could I have done? I thought and excused myself!

I looked again at it! Alas, I realized why I did not speak up,I could have spoken and not be harmed, I was immune, but I was afraid, I lacked courage to stand for the defenceless, the downtrodden, voiceless, lonely and poor. I was more intrigue with me, myself, and I.

Suddenly, from the corner of my eyes, from a different direction, a man stood up. He advanced towards the “it”. As it approaches, it moved and the good Samaritan scooped it up and carried it away to safety.

I sat up, stood up, and followed. I saw the place, a courtroom!!! Now, in the midst of more, I could talk, but was still afraid, I did not want to ruffle the feathers of the cruel. I spoke, but in a whisper, giving an account of what I had witnessed. He did it, they did it, I said! Then …..

My lover kissed me with the dew of heaven, a feathery kiss on the cheeks. My Savior raised me up, with love in His eyes, His gaze penetrating the depth of my soul, revealing my core. I saw Me in His eyes. I had just failed a test! In His love, He had just made it a mock test, alas, it does not count, but it gives me an accurate account of my capability. I had failed to speak, stand in the gap, do something about the evil I had seen!! 

The moral of this friends is that, for every task God gives to you, do it earnestly “cos there is a replacement, if you refuse to do your part. God is more than able to raise up stones to do His bidding.

God Speaks!! Are We Listening?

Catherine DohertyGod speaks! Are we listening? Are we heeding the words of His Word? Our God speaks in diverse ways, The Word, inner witness of the Holy Spirit, dreams,visions, and even in audible voice, one on one with His beloved children. He loves mankind so much that He raised prophets in the old testament until the fulness of the coming of the Saviour Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, the embodiment of the old and new, and the culmination of a better covenant through His blood shed on the cross for the remission of sins for the whole world. Matthew 26:28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

The apostle John who wrote the book of Revelation, on the Island of Patmos, he had vivid and symbolic visions of God.  Revelations 1:9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 ……….17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. 

Jeremiah started with the Lord at a young age, the scripture recorded that before he was born the Lord knew Him. Jeremiah 1:4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.

Friends, as it was in the beginning, so is now, and forever shall it be world without end. Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:

The Lord is waiting on US all to yield ourselves under His mighty arms, so He can reveal deep things unto us. Are we daily yielding to the Holy Spirit? Are we mindful of His presence and sovereignty? God wants to commune with us, showing us great and mighty things in His Word, Our World and the World to Come.

Realign yourself with the truth of His Word in submission and obedience. You are precious in God’s eyes!!!!!